[FULLY BOOKED] Looking up the Law Online, 10 & 11 November 2021 ONLINE
Build your skills with this practical course on effective legal research for benefit casework. Competent casework starts by knowing the right questions to ask your client. Whether you are helping clients decide on the right course of action or supporting them with an appeal, the facts relevant to the case depend on the law.
This course is a guide to finding the relevant law online, essential for anyone working at home without access to the usual resources.
The course covers:
- Explaining the building blocks of the law - Acts, regulations and caselaw
- Skills in researching law and guidance relevant to a case
- Where to find the law and guidance online, and effective use of these resources
- An introduction to CPAG’s benefit case diagnostic tools and template submissions to aid effective and accurate casework
This full-day standard level course is suitable for advisers who undertake benefit casework.
Those wanting to challenge decisions of the First-tier Tribunal should also book on our Appeals to the Upper Tribunal training.
Methods of delivery and timings
This full-day Standard level course runs from 10.00 to 13.00, across two consecutive mornings, with a 30 minute break at 11.15. It is delivered live online, via Zoom, with CPAG trainer Martin Williams.
It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and group discussion. Participants will be provided with supporting e-learning material, including PowerPoint slides and access to exercises and activities hosted on CPAG’s e-learning platform.
What you will need
Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. Prior to the event, participants will receive an email with a link which they should use to join the event and access supporting materials.